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PROFILE

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SMOOTH and ROUGH

DSCN0364 100_2272 The rough texture of oil painting with knife.

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100_0976 The smooth as silk skin of the baby and the soft loving touch of mother’s love.

DSCN0696 The smooth, fragrant touch of a rose.

Besides, how can one describe the sharp, stinging sensation of injustice?

TWISTS AND TURNS

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DSCN2925 The zigzag paths DSCN2207

DSCN1619 The photographs of moving traffic with camera setting at ‘fireworks display’ DSCN1617

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Use of small lines to create beautiful borders in traditional drawings and Rangolis in India

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NO SUMMER LOVIN’

Summer is the least liked season in this part of the world (at least by me). ‘Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day’ would seem like an insult here. Heat,dust and dust storms, sweat and smells,mosquitoes, flies, cockroaches, creepy crawlies and so on. When the sun blazes down upon the earth, not only men and beast but also plants look tired and droopy. While spring and monsoon (rainy) seasons are feted by poets and writers, no major festivals or celebrations are held during summers. I wish I could sleep away the summers in a cool, dark room.

When we were children, summers were fun. Long vacations, visiting relatives, playing with friends and cousins. Huge meals, ice creams and puddings, fruits like mangoes, melons, watermelons, peaches, litchis etc, salads, refreshing drinks like squashes, buttermilk etc. made life bliss. We slept in the open liberally smeared with Odomos and mustard oil, studying the stars, listening to the sound of night birds and insects, giggling and talking, listening to grandma’s stories while the table fan whirred noisily nearby. We played in the sun, heat rashes, fever were a small price to pay for the enjoyment and freedom

The trees and other plants bear brightly colored flowers to cheer up the weary. Songs of birds- cuckoos, bulbuls, peacock, sunbirds and so on are pleasing sounds.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             .DSCN3074 DSCN3706 DSCN3084??????????DSCN3398DSCN2977 DSCN2949??????????DSCN3307 ??????????

I try not to get attached to any material things but some things become favourites- books, art material, gifts from loved ones.

 

EARTHEN WATER BOWL

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A group of Jungle Babblers and a pair of Bulbuls take turns to drink water and bathing in the water bowl to beat the heat.

A BIG BAG !

Since I suffer from celiac disease, I carry my home- cooked food. I am an artist, so I carry a drawing copy, pencils, colors and so on. Besides, I need sunscreen, sunglasses, tissues, hankies, sanitiser, water bottle, wallet and last but not the least- lots of reading material. So I am the lady with the large bag.

MONUMENTS

DSCN2977 BANDA BAHADUR MONUMENT AT CHAPPAR CHIRI, SAS NAGAR, MOHALI                                                                                                                                               DSCN2345 OLD FORT, NEW DELHI                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DSCN2439 KOS MINAR                                                                                                                                                                                                                DSCN0500 TAJ MAHAL, AGRA                                                                                                                                                                                                                   DSCN2190 QUATAB MINAR, NEW DELHI                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       IMG_0093 INDIA GATE, NEW DELHI                                                                                                                                                                        DSCN0039 SRI HARMIDAR SAHIB, AMRITSAR

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